Robert Lauridsen, Ph.D.
Consultant, trainer and author Robert W. Lauridsen holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Research from the University of Southern California and has over 20 years’ experience developing accountability cultures at both small and large companies including Agilent Technologies, BEA Systems, Align Technology, Novell, Emerson Electric and Adobe Systems. He has written over 25 management articles on generating accountability and commitment cultures. He is considered an expert in systematically executing strategy embodied in his “In the Game Leadership” system. His book, “Boss Talk: A Manager’s guide to Exceptional Productivity and Innovation” (co-authored by Steven Sherman, MBA), was published in 2000. Robert is the co-founder and CEO of the Lauridsen-Reinhardt Group, Los Gatos, CA.
Carl Reinhardt
Carl H. Reinhardt, ChFC, CEO
Carl Reinahrdt is the co-founder of a securities business that generated over $3 billion in assets under management. Since 1969 he has advised individuals and businesses how they can accomplish their financial goals. Carl actively leads his new company while also serving as a board member of several corporations. He attained his bachelor degree from California State University, Fresno. His passion is to make his client’s business and financial dreams a reality and to leave everyone better off than when he met them.
fran lauridsen, Ph. d.
Fran Lauridsen, Ph. D.
Fran Lauridsen has been a consultant to both government and industry. Her international experience includes having trained managers for the U.S. Office of Education and management consulting for corporations in the Far East. She has received several research grants to further her work in human learning. Dr. Lauridsen holds a degree from Stanford University in Behavior Sciences along with her Ph. D. in Psychology. Post-doctoral work includes three years studying business, language and philosophy with Dr. Fernando Flores. She has published books and articles in the area of human learning and communications. Clients of Dr. Lauridsen’s have commented, “She seems to care more about my future than I do.”
michael paczan
Michael Paczan
Michael Paczan has over 25 years of technology and product development experience as an executive, manager and technical leader. He has helped define and manage multi-company technology joint ventures and alliances; and has experience successfully defining and implementing solutions that significantly enhance an organization’s operational effectiveness. His recent professional background includes: VaST System’s Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer (CTO), IBM CTO for the Alliance; and IBM Director of Broadband Processor Development responsible for the Sony, Toshiba, and IBM joint venture Cell multiprocessor design project.
burt nanus
Burt Nanus
Our esteemed advisor and professor emeritus of management of University of Southern California, is author and coauthor of seven books, including the best-selling Leaders: the Strategies for Taking Charge (with Warren Bennis). Dr. Nanus brings over 35 years of educational, research and managerial experience in the processes and methods of leadership, strategy, long range planning and forecasting, as applied in business, public and nonprofit organizations.
raphael carty
Raphael Carty, CEO
Consulting Expertise: Commercializing Innovative Technology
Currently, CEO and Head of Product at Callida Energy, Raphael Carty has over 20 years of leadership experience commercializing innovative technology beginning in Silicon Valley with Hewlett-Packard as a product management leader in the Information Networks Division. Raphael has also taught in the Marketing department at Harvard Business School, served as VP Product Management and CMO at CertCo a venture-backed information security startup, built a startup ecommerce business to $55 million while recruiting 4 million online customers in 2 years at Chase Credit Cards and headed Marketing at DealerTrack (NASDAQ:TRAK) a SaaS application software provider. Raphael received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Computer Science from Harvard College.